Betas 1 Season 2013

An Amazon Original Series

Season 1
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(5,045) IMDb 6.9/10
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1. Pilot CC

Trey and his guys have an app, and a plan - now they need an investor. It's party-crashing time. Premiering November 22, watch the first three episodes for free. New episodes available exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

Starring:
Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni
Runtime:
27 minutes
Original air date:
April 19, 2013

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Michael Lehmann
Starring Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni
Supporting actors Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton, Margo Harshman, Ed Begley Jr., Maya Erskine, Tyson Ritter, Sarah Stouffer, Kelly Sry, Rick Messina, Rachel Currence, Moby, Luci Suicide, Diana Burbano, Lila Gomez, Gabriel Koura, Rachel Ann Mullins, Adam Reeser, Meghan Aruffo
Season year 2014
Network Amazon Studios
Producers Alan Cohen, Evan Endicott, Alan Freedland, Aaron Hilliard, Michael Lehmann, Michael London, Todd Stites, Josh Stoddard
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Good Cast, Good Characters, Very well written.
D. Shirley
It's nice that this show doesn't just make everyone seem like a complete nerd.
AlphaPoppa
This show was very entertaining and funny, strong characters and good plot.
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195 of 218 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Chou on January 17, 2014
The season finale was amazing, please bring it back for season 2. If you don't, I will cancel my membership.
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166 of 198 people found the following review helpful By E. Kaser on April 19, 2013
Too many comedies make their characters just caricatures, and push the comedy over a ledge. BETAS is funny AND the characters are people I cared about, I want to see them succeed while knowing they'll commit plenty of self-defeating laugh-your-ass-off mistakes. I want MORE!
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58 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 1, 2013
If you liked Social Network, The Guild, Big Bang Theory, or are just generally into tech and the tech community this is a no brainer. Funny, intelligent, accurate. If none of those things are your usual cup of tea, open one window with the show and pull up TechCrunch, Wired, Gizmodo, or PopTech in another window. Welcome to the 21st Century.

There are some obligatory stereotypes which get a fuller view in additional episodes. It wouldn't be a stereotype if there wasn't some small bit of truth.

I don't know if it has legs, but I'm going to watch every episode until I find out.

Joe Dinicol is a revelation. You get the feeling you've known him forever, but honestly, I didn't see a thing on his imdb that was recognizable to me. Maybe it's just his pitch perfect Joshua Malina delivery.

Ed Begley Jr is perfect. I'm pretty sure I was married to him at some point in the 70's. If I was married in the 70's. Sort of just playing himself again, which is perfectly acceptable.
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313 of 388 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 19, 2013
I have to say.... This one surprised me. I didn't really know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. It's funny. It's really f***ing funny. Only 10 minutes in and I was invested in the characters.
Avinash is so dead-on and hysterical.
I LOVE Hobbes. "Have you seen these robotic vaginas? .... Well, you will in 3-5 business days cuz I ordered one."
And the Moby cameo is fantastic. "Did you ever f*** an octopus? I f***ed an octopus. That's why I'm a vegan now."
Really hoping to see more. What can I say.... It appeals to the mega-nerd in me.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joe Johnson on December 3, 2013
This is a great show... The cast, the story line, and everything about it is great. I am already constantly looking forward to the new episodes.
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111 of 147 people found the following review helpful By Daniel L. Sherman on April 19, 2013
What a great show. Love the character development. Love the writing. It's almost TOO smart for a mass crowd because most of the quick banter will go over most people's heads. Uses a lot of tech jargon. If they slow that down a bit, they'll grab a bigger audience. But I loved it.
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful By NotSteve82 on November 30, 2013
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I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed the show. The character interaction and development is top notch and the humor is great.
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67 of 89 people found the following review helpful By CDF on April 21, 2013
So here was have a marvelous rarity; a "Geek Comedy" that isn't just a half an hour of pandering. This is pretty much exactly what Amazon should be creating with its studio, especially since it can honestly connect to the target audience.

Betas is a genuinely funny Pilot and though I don't know how long the central premise would carry a series the characters are solid, well thought out and frankly feel real. It's a testament to the writing that the cast could be developed as completely as they are in the space of 26 minutes. Add to that jokes that are smart, dirty and fast and all of the sudden the kind of Television that's been sadly lacking begins to take shape.

There is no talking down to the audience here, or carrying on tired old tropes. The tired awkward courtship thing at the core of so many other TV shows is turned inside out in about 15 minutes. It's a very clever take that introduces us to a strong female character who now has more to do in the show than be hopelessly pined at. I'd tune in to this on a regular basis, no question. I'd even spend the money I was saving for that robotic vagina...
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